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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

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Address: 225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
Phone Number: 515-432-4249
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Nice day trip

About a two hour train trip. Highlight is the ride over the Kate Shelley bridge. A very high iron structure. Steam engine runs only on Saturdays.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Le Claire, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

About a two hour train trip. Highlight is the ride over the Kate Shelley bridge. A very high iron structure. Steam engine runs only on Saturdays.

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York, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't pay full price for this, we used a groupon otherwise it would have been over $100 for 4 of us. The sites were neat but it was very hot inside those cars. It was a rough ride and many others and myself got motion sickness. The trees were within arms reach and that is what you stared at... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

met a friend up in boone last week, and rode the train. both of us really enjoyed it. they also have a nice big museum, if you like train stuff. don't miss the film railroads and the war, playing in the museum. during the week the train is pulled by an old diesel switcher, so if you have to have... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went for the ride with our friends who live nearby and we were not disappointed. We chose the regular couch tickets inside, the windows could be partially opened, so we could still peek outside if we wanted. The best part are the two bridges at the end, what a sight! Train goes very slowly, so you have time to... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great experience for anyone interested in railways, or kids and families to have a day out. The train leaves daily at 130pm and returns for 330pm. It's a slow and interesting ride in old coaches through the countryside with good views; even some deer. Later you can visit the museum and see examples of railway memorabilia.

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Oklahoma City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was fine for the groupon price we paid, but would have been disappointed had we paid full price. Scenery was trees, bushes and a few short glimpses of the river. Have had much better two hour train excursions I hate to say. Staff was friendly!

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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

While not the Durango/Silverton scenery, the scenery of the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad has a beauty all its own. As you descend in the river valley the scenery looks a tad like the Ozarks. The ride of the train is smooth and the staff is informative and friendly. We rode in an open air car and really enjoyed the... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took the weekend dinner train excursion. The food was excellent and the servers did an outstanding job. The scenery on the train is very good. One tip: Please remember to leave a tip for the waitstaff on the table. Since the dinner is included in the prepaid price of the excursion, many people forget to leave a tip, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love the smell of steam and coal. Ok I like the old time scenic railroad rides. The Steam engine was made in China but the sounds and smells are from a bygone era. This is a part of our history.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fun, sort of hokey, good scenery, and makes you thankful that today's travel is a bit more upscale. Kids may get bored after awhile as they are often wanting to be doing "something." Long enough ride for what you see and do.

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Address: 225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
Phone Number: 515-432-4249
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Boone

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